Friday, 28 June 2013

First Grandbaby Card & Layouts
By Patti Hamill

I have three projects to share with you, first a Birth Announcement card
and then two layouts. Each one has tons of beautiful Green Tara goodies
 on them! These feature one of my favorite color combos, pink and yellow
with some others mixed in as well. Hope you like them.

"She's Here"

I am so happy to share this post with everyone today!!! We became the
 proud Grandparents of a sweet baby girl June 12th!!! And she is
 precious! I made a super sweet and simple announcement card using
 some pastel colored blooms and trims!

Here you can see the blooms that I used, the pretty yellow Primula, 
white Apple Blossom and tiny pink cherry blossom together.
 I added the Mint/Ivory Bud n Bow trim with some dainty
 20m white lace across the bottom.

I made a pocket/frame for the photo and put a tag with the stats inside,
 I added a little bit of the pink/grey raffia as the trim.

"Adore/Cherish Forever"

I also have two layouts to share with you. These are photos taken
 before the baby was born! This first one was a black and white,
 so I chose colors that would accentuate the pic. I used lighter hues
 to match the colors in the paper that I used. It's a subtle look 
that suits the photo.

Here you see some of the embellishments that I used, the little
cherry blossom was the perfect accent to the cluster of blooms,
 I cut out some hearts from the paper also & added some 
liquid pearls to finish it off.

Here you see the gorgeous Laurel silk and organza bloom,
 the soft yellow was perfect. You also see the Tutu blooms 
and more little cherry blossoms.

I added a pretty black flower spray and 10mm lace ribbon on the edge 
of the photo. I also added a bow made from the
 natural Jute ribbon in ivory.

Just a close up of a few more details where I added their name and date, 
with more little liquid pearl accents.

 I added a pretty little yellow Primula bloom and another cherry blossom!
 The little cherry blossoms are just the perfect size to tuck in anywhere
 you need a little filler!!!


This is another photo taken before the baby. 
This one was bright and colorful, 
so I chose papers and embellishments to match.
 Lots of pretty pink and green on this one!

I just love the pink and yellow blooms together!!! The pink azalea
 is gorgeous with the little yellow bloom and tiny black roses tucked in!
 I also took some white Petals from the Petal pack and spritzed them 
with some pink spray, cut in half, and tucked them behind.

Here you see the pretty pink Bud n Bow trim layered on the black
 lace ribbon. The chippie frame is from Imaginarium Designs.

Here is a close-up of one of the clusters and you see another
 Petal bloom tucked underneath.

Green Tara products used:

"She's Here"
20m white lace RB6807WH
5mm Raffia Pink/Grey RBJPPG
10m Bud n Bow Mint/Ivory RB6771MI
4.5 Silk & Organza Primula Yellow XF9325Y
Cherry Blossom Pink FLC22P

8cm Silk & Organza Laurel, Cream/Yellow XF9218CY
 Heirloom 4cm Silk & Organza Yellow XF9317Y
Cherry Blossom Cream FLC22C
Cherry Blossom 2 Tone Sea Green FLC2259
Tutu 5cm  Organza & Pearl Midnight XF9227M
Tutu 5cm Organza & Pearl Turquoise XF9227TU
Flower Spray Black PFSTBL100
15mm Natural Jute Ribbon Ivory RB26NAT15IV
10 mm Lace Ribbon White RB6810WH

10mm Lace Ribbon Black RB6740BL
10mm Bud n Bow Ivory/Pale Pink
1cm Roses Black FDR001BL
Cherry Blossoms Pale Pink FLC22PP
Cherry Blossoms Pink FLC22P
7cm Petals white 021WH
Heirloom 6.5cm Silk & Organza Yellow XF9213Y
Heirloom 4cm Silk & Organza Yellow XF9317Y
5cm Azalea Pink FLA100

I just love the variety that Green Tara has, you can find something that 
fits your project and makes the entire thing go to extraordinary!!!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back to see what
 else the DT has to share!!!

Thanks so much!


  1. Stunning layouts, and a gorgeous announcement card. Congrats on your new Granddaughter, what a little cutie - born on my Dad's 80th Birthday too... xx

  2. Big CONGRATS on the birth of your Granddaughter, she looks sooooo sweet. Beautiful projects Patti & fabulous use of all the Green Tara goodies. Cheers Di xo

  3. Great projects Patti - your new granddaughter is beautiful.

  4. Such pretty pastel pages, love the last one with the bright colours, congrats on your granddaughter she's beautiful

  5. Congratulations on the new granddaughter! The announcement is just precious! Those 2 layouts are such wonderful keepsakes for your daughter. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Your projects are so beautiful Patti...I bet you are one proud grandma!

  7. Beautiful projects Patti! My favorite is the second one!

  8. Wow! Such detail! I love the way you cluster embellies. :)

  9. Really precious and colorful projects!!! Love them all!!xx